Run by George Struthers, Racks 4 Reptiles has been open in Cockburn Street, Falkirk for three years now and is now celebrating winning the Pet Reptile Specialist of the Year category in the Prestige Awards Scotland 2022 – which celebrates businesses that consistently deliver excellent products and services to local residents.
George, who has been keeping exotic pets for 16 years, said: “We also won an award last year – it’s based on customer reviews and social gathering posts about what our customers say about us.
“They thought we gave very good service here.”
George has been interested in animals – especially reptiles – for years and he started by owning a bearded dragon and now has a wide range of exotic pets, including the huge Burmese python Larry – a real “gentle giant’ – and a rare six- foot long green iguana.
Racks 4 Reptiles stocks a variety of exotic animals as well as all the equipment needed to care for your pet – also offering a range of services including boarding, event rentals and more.
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“It’s going well,” he said. “This year we’ve added a few things to the business, like events. We’re doing birthday parties, business events, and open houses. We’ve also done things like photo shoots and a video shoot of Craig Eddie.
“We come across experiences, where people can come and spend time with animals.”
Along with offering expert advice and the best possible service and products to local exotic pet owners, George believes Racks 4 Reptile’s other mission is to show people what these amazing animals really look like. and get rid of misconceptions that some may have.
He said: “We want to engage people with reptiles and show them they’re not as scary as they look. People love them when they meet them and realize that they all have their little characters.
“It’s about disseminating the information and giving them the opportunity to interact with it.”